Do you have a link to instructions for the homemade line-in?
So what is everyone using for a dock connector line-in on a 5g Video? Belkin?
I purchased a dozen dock connectors from the Ipod Linux group buy, and used the pin-outs here:http://ipodlinux.org/Dock_Connector
I'm just using a line-in connector from a previous(deceased) mp3 player, maybe ill try again,
Holy crap It works!!!!!! I put my distortion pedal on the highest gain possible and put my amp on the highest volume it can go. In the background if you listen very closely, you can hear me playing Killing in the Name of by Rage Against the Machine.
homielove - The headphone jack is not the line-in connector.
homielove and especially
There is nothing good which can come from pumping that much voltage in through the headphone jack. There is potentially a lot of harm which you could cause.
Please, can anyone posting in this thread state the following:
1) Which ipod you are using
2) If you are attempting to record through the headphone jack (called "mic" in Rockbox), or if you are recording via the line-in pins in the dock connector.
3) Which setting (mic or line-in) you're using in the recording screen.
1-Ipod 5th Gen, 60GB
2-Line-in pins on the dock connector
3-Set for "line-in" on the recording screen.
and quality are near perfect when using a proper line-out source.
EDIT:I lied on #4 - it sounded good, but looking at the wav in Audacity showed me the gain was too low.